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三月份 第 13 課

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  • (2009-03-18) ------

  • World Bank Revises 2009 Forecast for China
  • 世行修正中國 2009 年預測
  •   The World Bank has lowered its forecast for China's economic growth for 2009, but says the world's third-largest economy has the ability to weather the global economic slowdown.
  • 世界銀行降低中國 2009 年經濟增長的預期,但是又說,中國這個世界上第三大經濟體有能力挺過全球經濟減緩。

  •   In its quarterly economic update released Wednesday, the bank says China's economy will grow 6.5 percent this year, down from the 7.5 percent it forecast in November.
  • 世界銀行星期三公佈的季度最新經濟報告說,中國經濟今年將增長 6.5 %,低於世界銀行去年 11 月預計的 7.5 % 的增長速度。

  •   The bank says it revised its forecast because of falling demand for Chinese exports.
  • 世行說,把預期調低是因為對中國出口產品的需求減弱。

  •   Last week, Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao called on China to do whatever is necessary to meet the government's eight-percent growth target.
  • 上星期,中國總理溫家寶呼籲中國採取一切必要措施來達到政府提出的 8 % 的增長目標。

  •   The report says China's economy will be able to withstand the crisis because its banks have been unaffected by the global credit crunch.
  • 世行報告說,中國經濟將能夠承受住這場危機,因為中國的銀行沒有受到全球信貸緊縮的影響。

  •   But it urges Beijing to shift the economy's focus from capital investment towards domestic consumption.
  • 但是,世行敦促中國政府把經濟重點從資本投資轉向國內消費。


  • (2009-03-18) ------

  • Fed Ponders Strategy to Unfreeze Credit
  • 美聯儲考慮解凍信貸戰略
  •   Top officials of the U.S. Federal Reserve (central bank) are meeting Wednesday to consider more ways to boost the struggling U.S. economy.
  • 美國聯邦儲備委員會的主要官員星期三開會討論提振陷於困境的經濟的措施。

  •   Some economists speculate that effort will include a program of buying long-term U.S. Treasury bonds, intended to ease borrowing costs for consumers and businesses.
  • 一些經濟學家猜測,政府的努力包括購買美國政府長期債券,以降低為消費者和企業借債的成本。

  •   The credit market is a key to economic growth, but it stalled when the U.S. housing market collapsed.
  • 信貸市場是經濟增長的關鍵,但是在美國房屋市場崩潰後,信貸市場陷入停滯狀態。

  •   Officials have some new data to consider as a report Wednesday shows U.S. consumer prices rose at the fastest rate since last July.
  • 星期三公佈的一份報告顯示,美國消費品價格的上漲速度是去年 7 月份以來最快的。

  •   February's four-tenths of a percent increase was driven by higher prices for gasoline and clothing.
  • 美聯儲官員要考慮這些新數據。汽油和服裝價格上揚,導致消費品價格在 2 月份上漲 0.4 %。


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